Thursday 18 August 2022

DutchNews podcast – The Shortbread and Chill Edition – Week 18


It’s an especially taxing edition of the podcast this week as we ask if the government has left expats high and dry with its changes to the 30% rule. Elsewhere, the Prime Minister fires a warning shot over the EU’s plans to raise its budget after Brexit, passengers at Schiphol are stranded by a power cut, FC Twente crash out of the Eredivisie, Max Verstappen crashes out of another Grand Prix and an eight-year-old girl has an uplifting experience while waiting to cross a bridge.

Top story

Rutte calls EU plans to expand budget and scrap rebates ‘unacceptable’


Dutch scientists create embryos without fertilisation

Flights delayed and cancelled at Schiphol after power failure

Websites selling fake goods taken offline

Eight-year-old girl left dangling in mid-air from bridge barrier (NOS, Dutch)


Red Bull boss orders Verstappen and Ricciardo to apologise to team for crash

FC Twente relegated after 34 years following 5-0 thrashing by Vitesse

Ophef of the week

Protestors refused permission to disrupt Remembrance Day for victims of Indonesian war of independence

Discussion: Should the Dutch government curtail the 30% ruling?

Finance ministry confirms no transition period for expats hit by 30% rule change

Expat anger grows as petition and crowdfunding campaign set up against 30% rule change

Molly’s blog: What’s all the fuss about the 30% ruling? petition: International Professionals Against Retroactive Ruling

Gofundme Expat Fighting Fund

Official Dutch tax service explanation of the 30% rule and how to apply

VNO-NCW (Dutch employers’ association): ‘Don’t cut the 30% rule’ (Dutch)


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